Campaigners await UK decision on abortion clinic buffer zones – The Guardian

Posted August 13th, 2018 in abortion, harassment, news by sally

‘Campaigners calling for buffer zones to prevent harassment and abuse of women accessing abortion centres are expecting a Home Office announcement within weeks.’

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The Guardian, 13th August 2018

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Proper practice on seeking permission to appeal (Lisle-Mainwaring v Associated Newspapers Ltd) – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted August 9th, 2018 in appeals, disclosure, harassment, news by sally

‘What is the proper procedure when submitting an application for permission to appeal? Phillip Patterson, a barrister at Hardwicke Chambers, considers the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Lisle-Mainwaring v Associated Newspapers Ltd and explains why any informal attempt to seek permission to appeal from the lower court is invalid.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 30th July 2018

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Trafficking victim awarded High Court damages in minimum wage and harassment claims – Cloisters

‘Anna Beale represented the claimant, Ms Ajayi, a migrant domestic worker, in this unusual High Court claim brought against her former employers, Mr and Mrs Abu, for payment of the minimum wage, harassment, breach of contract and personal injury. In August 2017, the court found that the “family worker” exemption to the requirement to pay the minimum wage did not apply in this case. The quantification of that claim, together with Ms Ajayi’s other claims, was dealt with in a further hearing, the final judgment from which has recently been released.’

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Cloisters, 11th July 2018

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Children’s author faces £1m payout after ‘terrorising’ actor neighbour with ‘monstrously out of control’ garden – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 2nd, 2018 in compensation, harassment, injunctions, news, noise, nuisance by tracey

‘A children’s author faces a £1m payout after terrorising her actor neighbour with her “monstrously out of control” garden.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st August 2018

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Man jailed after he banned girlfriend from using Snapchat after four-week relationship – Daily Telegraph

‘A man who banned his girlfriend from using Snapchat and controlled her use of Facebook has been jailed for his psychological abuse after a relationship that lasted less than a month’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st August 2018

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Firms failing to tackle sexual harassment, say MPs – BBC News

Posted July 25th, 2018 in employment, harassment, news, reports, select committees by tracey

‘Businesses, government and regulators are failing to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, say MPs. The Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee has published a five-point plan to deal with the problem.’

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BBC News, 25th July 2018

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CPS apologises to Girls Aloud star for not prosecuting stalker – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2018 in Crown Prosecution Service, harassment, news, prosecutions, stalking by tracey

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has apologised to Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts for not prosecuting an ex-boyfriend accused of violating a restraining order for stalking her.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2018

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Transgender van driver sues for gig economy discrimination – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2018 in bullying, employment, harassment, news, transsexuals by tracey

‘A transgender woman who worked as a van driver in the gig economy is bringing a discrimination claim against courier company Gnewt Cargo.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2018

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Scandal-hit Presidents Club ‘failed to protect staff from harassment’, Charity Commission says – The Independent

Posted July 13th, 2018 in charities, harassment, news by tracey

‘The trustees of the Presidents Club, a controversial black-tie event mired in sexual harassment allegations, have been censured by the Charity Commission.’

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The Independent, 13th July 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Woman harassed for 12 years by online date gets damages – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2018 in damages, harassment, internet, news by sally

‘A woman who was harassed for 12 years by a man she met through an online dating website is to receive damages.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2018

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New guidelines for ‘revenge porn’ crimes – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2018 in crime, harassment, news, pornography, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘People found guilty of repeatedly uploading “revenge porn” will face the toughest punishments when new sentencing guidelines come into force.’

Sentencing council press release

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BBC News, 5th July 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

“Significant increase” in barristers reporting bullying, harassment and discrimination – Legal Futures

‘A third of women barristers, those from a black, Asian or ethnic minority (BAME) background and disabled barristers have experienced harassment, bullying or discrimination in recent years, new Bar Council research has revealed.’

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Legal Futures, 25th June 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Time to get tougher on harassment and bullying, says Bar Council as it publishes new report on Barristers’ Working Lives Survey – The Bar Council

Posted June 27th, 2018 in barristers, bullying, harassment, press releases by tracey

‘New figures from the Barristers’ Working Lives 2017: Harassment and bullying report, released by the Bar Council today, indicate that reports of harassment or bullying and discrimination within the barristers’ profession, as well as reports of observations of harassment or bullying and discrimination, have increased in comparison with previous years.’

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The Bar Council, 26th June 2018

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

The ‘new Asbos’ issued without the burden of proof – BBC News

Posted June 27th, 2018 in harassment, local government, news by tracey

‘Prosecutions for breaking Community Protection Notices – sometimes known as the new Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (Asbos) – are on the rise in England and Wales. But there are concerns the powers are being used unfairly, with no need to prove the accusations being made.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2018

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Teenager sentenced after naming sex abuse victims online – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The sister of a convicted sex offender who posted the names of his victims online has been sentenced.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th June 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Call for upskirting bill to include ‘deepfake’ pornography ban – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2018 in bills, harassment, news, photography, pornography, voyeurism by tracey

‘Producing fake pornographic images based on pictures of real people should be made a criminal offence in an amended bill to tackle upskirting, an academic expert has argued.’

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The Guardian, 21st June 2018

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Trafficked woman harassed when housed by council fails in damages claim – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 14th, 2018 in damages, harassment, housing, local government, news by tracey

‘A judge has dismissed a claim brought by a woman trafficked into prostitution that a council was responsible for harassment that occurred when she was housed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th June 2018

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Revenge porn: One in three allegations dropped – BBC News

Posted June 14th, 2018 in anonymity, complaints, harassment, news, police, pornography, victims by tracey

‘One in three allegations of so-called revenge porn are withdrawn by the complainant, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2018

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Teacher once teased for ‘looking like Chuckle brother’ struck off after attack on schoolboy – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 14th, 2018 in assault, disqualification, fines, harassment, news, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher who lost his temper when a pupil told him he looked like a Chuckle brother has been struck off after flying into rage at another boy who threw a sweet at him.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th June 2018

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Ambit of Code of Conduct – Local Government Law

Posted May 24th, 2018 in bullying, harassment, judicial review, local government, news, ultra vires by tracey

‘The main issue in R (Harvey) v Ledbury Town Council (2018) EWHC 1151 (Admin) was an issue as to jurisdiction, namely a dispute between the parties as to whether it was open to the Council to proceed against a member outside its Code of Conduct under the Localism Act 2011 (“the 2011 Act”). Cockerill J held that the Council by doing so acted ultra vires. It was contrary to the intention of Parliament as expressed in the 2011 Act to run a process in tandem with or as an alternative to the Code of Conduct process envisaged by the 2011 Act.’

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Local Government Law, 23rd May 2018

Source: local-government-law.11kbw.com